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China vows more ‘friendly consensus’ amid Vatican complaints

By Associated Press — November 29, 2022
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and the Vatican are once again tangling over the prickly issue of appointing Chinese bishops.
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Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel’s national security minister

By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
JERUSALEM (AP) — Giving the sensitive role to Ben-Gvir raises concerns of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

By Sudhin Thanawala — November 25, 2022
ATLANTA (AP) — The justices put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while they consider an appeal. Doctors who had resumed providing abortions after six weeks had to immediately stop.

Vatican court hears secret recording of pope on hostage fees

By Nicole Winfield — November 25, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal weighing a financial fraud case heard a secret recording of Pope Francis about the Holy See’s payments to free a nun held hostage by al-Qaida-linked militants.

Pope Francis IDs successor to conservative Providence bishop

By David Klepper — November 24, 2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Most Reverend Richard G. Henning is the new coadjutor bishop of Providence, will likely succeed the conservative Bishop Thomas Tobin.

Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football

By Larry Lage — November 23, 2022
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) — In Michigan, some teams with multiple religions represented on their rosters have found ways for everyone who wants to participate to do so if they wish.

Clinging to ancient faith, India tribes seek religion status

By Sheikh Saaliq — November 23, 2022
GUDUTA, India (AP) — Tribal groups have held protests in support of giving Sarna Dharma official religion status ahead of the upcoming national census.

Bison’s relocation to Native lands revives a spiritual bond

By Bobby Ross Jr. — November 22, 2022
(AP) — Decades after the last bison vanished from their tribal lands, the Cherokee Nation is part of a resurgence of Indigenous people seeking to reconnect with the animals.

Trial resumes for suspects in 2015 Bangkok shrine bombing

By Tassanee Vejpongsa — November 22, 2022
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Tuesday resumed the long-delayed trial of two members of China's Muslim Uyghur minority accused of carrying out a 2015 bombing at a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people.

Pope visits immigrant father’s hometown for birthday party

By Associated Press — November 21, 2022
PORTACOMARO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis made a rare personal getaway Saturday to his father’s birthplace in northern Italy for the first time since ascending the papacy to celebrate the 90th birthday of a family member.

Feared ritual dancers in Zimbabwe try to revamp public image

By Farai Mutsaka — November 18, 2022
(AP) — Performers of the Gule Wamkulu, or “the great barefoot dance,” are seeking to counter such negative impressions and rehabilitate the group’s reputation in society.

Antisemitic graffiti in DC suburb seen as part of a trend

By Ashraf Khalil — November 18, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — Violently antisemitic graffiti along a popular walking trail is part of a rising tide of anti-Jewish vandalism and activity dating back a decade, according to local Jewish leaders.

Italy church says 600 sex abuse cases sent to Vatican

By Nicole Winfield — November 18, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Italy’s Catholic bishops provided their first accounting of clergy sexual abuse and revealed Thursday that more than 600 cases from Italy were on file at the Vatican since 2000.
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